Sociolinguistics and Language Variation and Change

Our research focuses on how language varies across time, space, society and communicative context, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. We look at variation and change in vocabulary, grammar and styles in spoken, written and signed languages.

Areas of research include:

  • Computational sociolinguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Genre, register and style variation
  • Language evolution
  • Lexical and grammatical change
  • Sign language sociolinguistics

Dr Ruth Page

Dr Ruth Page

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
Student Experience Academic Lead for ELAL

Dr Marcus Perlman

Dr Marcus Perlman

Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics
Acting Director of PGR for ELAL